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- Fannia spathiophora Malloch 1918: 294; Pont 1986: 56; Fan 1992: 217; Xue and Wang 1998: 815; Wang and Xue 2002: 57; Wu and Wang 2002: 563; Su and Wang 2004: 112; Wang et al. 2004: 34; Wang et al. 2006: 556.
MALE. Body length 4.5–5.0 mm. Eye bare, facets slightly enlarged on anterior margin in upper part; fronto-orbital plate with brownish-grey pruinosity in upper half, lower half of fronto-orbital plate and parafacial with silvery-grey pruinosity; the median part of frons about 1.5 times as wide as anterior ocellus, about 2/3 of pedicel, frontal vitta linear in upper half, frontal setae 7 or 8, situated in the lower 3/4 of frons, orbital setae absent; postocular setulae short, regularly placed; parafacial bare, about 1/3 as wide as postpedicel width at middle; antenna black, postpedicel about 2.0 times as long as wide, arista black, distinctly swollen in basal 1/4, ciliated, the longest hairs slightly shorter than aristal base; epistoma not projecting beyond vibrissal angle, vibrissal angle behind frontal angle in profile; gena and genal dilation with black hairs; genal height about 1/11 of eye height, upper margin of gena without upcurved setae; prementum shining, with thin grey pruinosity, its length 1.5–2.0 times as long as its width, palpus black, claviform, slightly longer than prementum. Thorax ground-colour black, with dense brown pruinosity, scutum without distinct stripe; presutural acr biserial, only prescutellar pairs slightly stout, the distance between two acr rows slightly narrower than the distance between acr row and dc row, dc 2+3, ia 0+2, pra 2, the anterior one about 1/2 of the length of posterior notopleural seta, notopleuron without setulae; basisternum, proepisternum, anepimeron, meron and katepimeron bare; katepisternal setae 1:1, katepisternum without ventral spines; spiracles brown; calypters dark brown, lower one projecting beyond upper one. Wing brownish; veins brown, tegula black, basicosta brown, costal spine inconspicuous; vein Sc curved bow-like; node of Rs bare on ventral and dorsal surfaces; vein R4+5 straight, veins R4+5 and M conspicuously close to each other distally; crossveins without obvious cloud; haltere dark brown. Legs black, except knees yellow; fore tibia with 7–9 pv; mid femur with long and sparse av row in basal half, becoming gradually shorter and denser towards apex, bare in subapical part, 4 or 5 short setae in apical part, pv row biserial at middle, p row complete, mid tibia distinctly swollen towards apex, with 1 ad and 1 pd in distal half, 2 long and curved apical hairs on ventral surface, with numerous hairs on ventral surface, the longest ones slightly shorter than mid tibia width, mid first tarsomere with tooth-like basal process on ventral surface; hind coxa bare on posterior surface, hind femur with 1 subapical av, pv row hair-like in basal half, becoming gradually longer towards apex, 6 or 7 stout and long pv in basal 1/3, hind tibia with 1 av, 1 ad and 1 median d. Abdomen long, depressed and flattened, ground-colour black, with dense brownish-grey pollinosity; syntergite 1+2 to tergite 4 each with a dark triangular mark at middle, tergite 5 only with a dark stripe at middle; sternite 1 with 1–3 long setae on each lateral margin.
China: Shanxi: 1 ♂, Hunyuan, 39°42'00”N, 113°40'48”E, 12.VII.1985, Coll. M.F. Wang. Liaoning: 2 ♂, Xinbin, Gangshan, 41°43'12"N, 125°01'12"E, -.VI.1981, Coll. Z.Y. Ma; 1 ♂, same locality, 08.IX. 1990; 2 ♂, Benxi, Yanghugou, 41°18'00"N, 123°43'48"E, 01.VII.1993, Coll. Y.S. Cui; 1 ♂, same locality, 01.VII.1993, Coll. C.T. Zhang; 1 ♂, Huanren, 41°16'12"N, 125°21'00"E, 09.VI.1994, Coll. D. Wei; 3 ♂, Qianshan, 41°01'48"N, 123°07'48"E, 25.VI.2007, Coll. M.F. Wang. Jilin: 1 ♂, Baihe, 42°34'48"N, 128°02'24"E, 20.VI.1980, Coll. Z.Y. Ma; 1 ♂, Mt. Changbai, 42°19'48"N, 127°16'12"E, 19.VII.1986; 1 ♂, Mt. Changbai, 42°19'48"N, 127°16'12"E, 15.VII.1990. Heilongjiang: 1 ♂, Guyuan, 50°34'48"N, 123°42'00"E, 26.VI.1980, Coll. C.Y. Cui; 1 ♂, Wuying, 48°06'36"N, 129°14'24"E, 16.VII.1977, Coll. C.Y. Cui; 1 ♂, Bizhou, 51°56'24"N, 124°36'00"E, 13.VII.1980.
China (Shanxi, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Jilin), Japan, Europe, North America.
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